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Thu Feb 14, 2019, 02:12 PM

National liberal groups back 'fusion voting' in New York

Leaders of 19 liberal organizations, including leading national grassroots groups, are calling for New York to keep its unique “fusion voting” system, which allows candidates to run on multiple political party ballot lines.

Some New York Democratic Party leaders have called for an end to fusion by the state Legislature this year, which critics says gives minor parties outsized influence.

A letter provided to the Times Union was signed by leaders of national liberal groups Indivisible and Moveon, women’s rights advocates from the groups NARAL and UltraViolet, large community organizing networks, including CPD Action and People’s Action, and Our Revolution, the organization that grew out of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign for president, among a dozen others.

The groups are primarily interested in preserving the ballot line of the liberal Working Families Party, a national organization that began in New York.

Read more: https://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/285884/national-liberal-groups-back-fusion-voting-in-new-york/

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Fri Feb 15, 2019, 03:09 AM

1. These parties should stand alone they want the easy way...

to make the ballot. They finally making the independence party change its name. In most case these minor parties are use to leverage a person on multiple lines on the ballot. They should do the leg work carry the petitions and get people registered.

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